Free knitting patterns for easy tees, tanks, and other top knitting patterns. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 7/17/23.
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Easy v-neck sleeveless top in 4 row repeat double moss stitch knit flat in two pieces and seamed. No picking up stitches. Sizes 32-50"/ 81-127cm. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Hatton for Rowan.
Easy beginner-level sleeveless top with a seed stitch yoke knit flat in two pieces and seamed. No picking up stitches. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Mouton Rouge.
Lace yoke tee is knit simply in the round from the bottom up, then the front and back are separated and worked flat. The lace requires attenction but there is no picking up stitches and it looks pretty easy to me. Sizes To fit bust: 28 to 50 in/71 to 127 cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Destiny Meyer for Knifty Knittings who allows you to sell items knit from this pattern with credit. Web version is free. A kit is also available.
Swing Tank Top
Easy sleeveless top knit sideways in two colorways with button band and button straps. There is short row shaping but no picking up stitches. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Urth Yarns.
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Easy sleeveless top knit flat in 2 pieces with a ribbed hem for fit and garter stitch body. No picking up stitches. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sizes XS to XXL. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Aistė Butkevičienė.
Flattering Shaded Tunic
Easy sleeveless top with cowl collar. Tunic is knit flat in 2 identical pieces while collar is knit in the round but there's no picking up stitches. Sizes Finished Bust About 37 (45, 53) in. (94 (114.5, 134.5) cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Sleeveless tank top knit with a 6 row repeat slipped stitch chevron texture. Knit flat. There is some shaping and the sleeve edges are picked up. It seems easy for more experienced knitters. Sizes Chest: 28.5 (33.5, 36, 41, 43.5, 48, 53)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Joan Horton for Cascade Yarns.
More Free Patterns
Easy short-sleeved tee knit flat in 4 pieces with 1 row repeat seed/moss stitch. No picking up stitches. Instructions includes many details, diagrams, and links to videos for beginners. One size, though I think knitters with some experience could customize. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Wool and the Gang who rates it beginner level.
Women's Boatneck Top
Easy beginner level short-sleeved striped tee sweater with a nautical inspiration. Knit flat in two indentical pieces. No picking up stitches. To me it seems easy enough for beginning knitters who have basic knitting skills. Oversized with Sizes Bust: 40in to 62in. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser for Caron.
Sus Summer Top
Easy sleeveless women's tank top knit with an easy 8 row twisted stitch texture. Knit in the round and flat. No picking up stitches. Sizes S (M) L (XL). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. A kit is also available.
Lace Cold Shoulder Top
Easy short-sleeved women's tee top with cold shoulder cut-outs on sleeves. Knit flat in two pieces with a 4 row repeat stitch. Sizes to Fit Bust: 82cm/32in to 107cm/43in. DK weight yarn. 7585 Lace Top designed by Elle.
Easy v-neck ribbed sleeveless women's tank top. No picking up stitches. The v-neck part seems to take a little thought but otherwise it seems simple. Sizes to Fit Bust: 81cm/32in to 122cm/48in. Sport weight yarn. Fitted Top in Lion Brand Vanna's Glamour 81114AD designed by Lion Brand who rates the pattern as easy.
Graceful Waves Tunic Sweater
Easy pullover with lace hem. The main body is knit mostly in the round in all knit stitches. No picking up stitches. Photos included. Sizes XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Mollie Johanson for The Spruce Crafts.
Easy v-neck sleeveless tank top knit flat in two pieces with seed stitch borders knit as you go. No picking up stitches. The embroidery is optional. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Carnahan for Lion Brand.
Cropped sleeveless top knit in 2 squares with a 6 row repeat textured stitch. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by we are knitters. Available in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and more.
Patterns for Purchase
Lacey Tee Top
Easy cropped tank top in seed stitch with lace mesh yoke. Easy beginner level knitting project according to designer. Sizes S-3XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by EpiphanyKnitwear.
Easy tank top knit in what looks like garter stitch. Perfect for anyone just starting out with knitting, or for those who want a simple, fast knitting project according to designer. Sizes S-3XL. DK weight yarn. Designed by BDDPatterns who allows you to sell finished items from the pattern.
Easy tank top knit flat that looks like it's knit in waffle stitch texture with garter stitch straps. Rated suitable for beginners by the designer. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by TheModernMakerCoShop who allows you to sell finished items from the pattern.
Summer Crop Top
Easy reversible sleeveless top knit flat in a 2 row repeat that looks like bamboo stitch. No picking up stitches. Rated easy by the designer. Sizes S-5X. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Louise Bollanos.
Simple Stitch Top
Oversized pullover oversized sweater made in one piece, folded and seamed. Rated easy by the designer. Sizes 1X/2X, S/M/L. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn.